ConnecticutThe world has changed significantly since contractors put the first board in place on this historic lakefront Connecticut home in 1940. In addition to changing styles, trends, and innovations, the pace of society has accelerated dramatically as well, so the need to retreat from hustle and bustle stress has never been greater.

But this modernized log main house and guest cabin contain everything right outside the door to put you in rest and relaxation mode, including beautiful lake views, a large dock, private beach, two decks, and three-quarters of an acre lot with old growth trees, natural greenery, a lush lawn and plenty of room for entertaining and parking. (more…)

Photo: E.J. Murphy Realty

Photo: E.J. Murphy Realty

This Connecticut country estate is absolutely delicious, with a pool, gorgeous gardens, and room to run around. It also hearkens to a time when a second home wasn’t a long journey from a primary residence, says Deidre Woollard:

These days we tend to think of second homes as being located as a plane flight or at least a several-hour car ride from the primary residence, but it wasn’t always this way. In the days before cars, a smaller distance might provide all the respite necessary.

Case in point: Weather Watch Farm, a country estate in Litchfield, Connecticut. The 28-acre estate offers rolling green vistas and tranquil meadows just as it has for centuries. The estate includes a colonial farmhouse that dates back to the 1800s and was once home to the Howe family among other residents.

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We all love the Mmmmmm Streets, as I call them. Here is an angel at 6232 McCommas just waiting in the wings: updated home in absolute move in, mint condition. Cape cod style with dormers makes you think it’s nestled in Connecticut or even The Hamptons. Still, you get about 2500 square feet of southern charm in this puppy. Outside, professionally landscaped grounds. Inside, cozy interiors and a darling Feng Sui red door! The living areas have fireplaces, crown moldings, plantation shutters, & gorgeous original hardwood floors. The master suite is downstairs with a great, big oversized oversized bathroom with clawfoot tub that just looks old-fashioned: the interior is loaded with airjets that will whirl your worries away. There is also a walk-in shower, huge walk-in closet, and pretty double french doors to the backyard and deck. Think that’s a lot for 2500 square feet, three bedrooms and two baths. Wait, it gets better. You get an amazing remodeled kitchen with stainless gas stove, huge island, wet bar, guest quarters and a fully screen in porch for great summertime camp-outs. This house just looks like Pleasantville and you know what, it is! $539,000 and I am not making that up!